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Life can be so tasteless

You have to excuse me, but I scarcely listen to flight attendants these days when they put passengers through safety procedures. May be it is because it has become routine for me, but even more because these safety tips do not seem to work when push comes to shove.

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Lent is here again

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of Lent. Lent is a solemn season when Christians, especially of the orthodox fold, engage in fasting (some denominations have already commenced their fasting), abstinence, repentance, moderation, mortification of the flesh and almsgiving. Usually, many people fast and abstain from certain activities (not necessarily sinful) that have become part of their regular living.

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Handshake Across the Niger summit

International day for tolerance

Friday, November 16, 2018, was International Day for Tolerance. But for Prof. Pat Utomi, the day would have slipped by me, just as it did many others, like a ship in the night or a toaster (a man wooing a lady) winking at a lady in the dark: unnoticed. Prof. Utomi brought the day to our consciousness in the Jacksonites’ WhatsApp Platform (a forum of graduates of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka).

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